Though Takahiro Omori's catches are not appearing on BASSTrakk, Kentaro Amagai reports Omori has a limit estimated at 13 to 14 pounds.
Randall is doing great with nearly 17 lbs Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jeff Derrick
Randall Tharp caught a 4-pounder at 11:41 a.m. that moved him into second place with 17-0. Maybe that signals a turnaround for Tharp, who is a much better angler than his current standing in the Toyota Angler of the Year points race would indicate. After three tournaments, Tharp is in 100th place. He is coming off a 98th-place finish at the Sacramento River/California Delta. Tharp finished 84th at Lake Guntersville, where he used to live. He started the season with a 61st place showing at the Sabine River.
The 112 Elite Series anglers are strung out from one end to the other of this long, narrow Colorado River reservoir. There's at least one angler as far north as you can get, just below Davis Dam at Lake Mohave. And there are several guys at the south end, near Parker Dam, which was completed in 1938 and forms Lake Havasu. But the vast majority aren't far from the Havasu City launch site.
Terry Scroggins poses with a nice Lake Havasu smallie. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Steve Lund
Hop in the boat with local favorite Clifford Pirch as he heads out on Lake Havasu for Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Havasu presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels.
Swindle predicts lots of good limits at Havasu.